I sometimes worry about my grandparents.
I am very blessed that even though I am in my 30s, both of my grandparents are alive and doing well. However, I am worried because they both seem to be slowly declining. They are both pretty strong and independent, and didn’t like getting help for anything. Even when things like cell phones baffled them at first, they both kept learning until they mastered modern technology. However, it seems like I have been getting more and more calls from them asking for help, something they used to never do. Last time I went over to their house, I couldn’t help but to notice how dirty their tile floor was. That is not something that literally bothers me, but there were literally dirt prints from my grandfather’s working outside. I mentioned it to them but my grandfather insisted he could clean the floors, hands on knees scrubbing style. My grandmother pulled me over and asked to call a floor cleaning business, since my grandfather had a lot of back problems and was going to hurt himself. I called a commercial cleaning company for them. The commercial cleaning company arrived and my grandfather at first refused to let them in. After my grandmother’s insistence, he eventually let the cleaning company in, but with great displeasure. After the janitorial company was done, their tile floor looked great. The tile floor cleaning service worked great, and now their floor was bright white and clean. My grandfather still isn’t happy, but he’ll get over it. At least he won’t hurt himself attempting to mimic a janitor.